Sunday, February 26, 2012

from the sea to grilled cheese

We were on vacation this week. Bliss! No school, no homework hell, no shuttling about and around, unless it was my choice to do so. Stayed in my pajamas until nearly 11 every day. Doodled. Doodled more. Penned this ode to the sea. I love living so close to the edge of land -- the air tastes and smells so fresh here that I want to take a bite out of it.

Continued work on the banner. (My plan was to have this finished two weeks ago; now it will be done when it is done ;))

Took an afternoon trip to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut, on Cathy's recommendation. A terrific and watery spot on Long Island Sound.

little surprise
Got a sweet little something from my friend Robin. Is it bad that I still haven't opened it? I like looking at the wrapping, wondering what's inside, letting the suspense build.

Watched my birdie watch the birdies.

Spent a gorgeous day in Central Park. Climbed rocks, ate waffles from street vendors, played around in the sunshine. (This is February? Not complaining.) Then I made them walk from 81st to 33rd street on the way back to the train. They didn't like that part, but I did.

The thrill of vacation wore thin by Friday and my kids were sick of each other. I was sick of the bickering, so I put paintbrushes in their hands and let art do its thing. It worked!

And, lest I forget, I also had an amazing grilled cheese.

That's this week's bliss list. Go see Liv for more!


Candied Fabrics said...

Sounds like a fantastic week was had by all! That banner in progress looks AMAZING!

JodyC said...

I love your work and watching your adventures! so glad you share :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

OH MY GOSH, I love your list and your post.

That pic of your little one watching the birds is gorgeous and no, you're not weird for leaving your parcel wrapped. It is beautiful and I love looking at wrapping too.

rachel awes said...

you know how to
find the delicious stuff
of every letter.

oceans of love, ~x~o~x~

Pattyskypants said...

So Jealous! DINER FOOD! yummmmmmm
Working this week with blues/greens sea and sky fabrics and wondering if it's in the air. xxoo

painted fish studio said...

what a great week!

Michele said...

Fabulous weekend!!! I love how you document it all. NY looks rather a lot of fun. :)

jane said...

sounds perfect! love your doodles!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, I LOVE the blues and greens in your Ode to the Sea! Deep, deep bliss. Sounds like a fantastic week. The last time my girls and I were in Central Park, they spent HOURS on those large rocks!

Anonymous said...

So you made it to my state (Connecticut) to visit the Maritime Center, glad you had fun!

If your children are 10 and under, you might want to consider Stepping Stones Museum also in Norwalk... I hear kids love it there too!

Lisa Gonzalez said...

Fan-freaking-tastic week, by the looks of it!!!

Mickey said...

May I come live with you??? I could be the live-in grandma. I am so jealous of your fantastic go girl. Your daughters are very lucky to have a mom that takes them on great adventures...

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the colors in the sea piece. Looks like a fab week!!!

Paper Squid said...

A wonderful list...oh vacations how I am in need of you. :)

Btw, the photo of your daughter looking at the water and birds is beautiful. And I like the shot of the work in progress, love seeing those, almost like studio great as the finished item.

bohemiannie! art said...

Yummy week! I agree...the Sea is Earth's most potent remedy!

Patience said...

Looks like the perfect week for you and your family, complete with yummy eats and lovely, cooperative weather! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and introducing yourself -- very happy to have discovered you in return and am very much enjoying your blog and beautiful, colorful work...!

Happy arting!


Andria said...

Your doodling looks AWESOME! I love your work. So fun to see your kids enjoying this gorgeous weather.

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Fran T said...

wonderful photos and can't wait to see how your banner comes out. That Maritime Museum is wonderful! Great post!

cath c said...

thanks for the mention! i have actually never been to that aquarium. my mother has taken most of her grandchildren over the years and they have all loved it. come to think of it, my kids haven't seen it yet! next ct family visit, adding to the to dos!

glad you had fun, and i really love your sea piece. it is my heart, having grown up at the seaside that inspired you.

lori vliegen said...

an entire week of pure maritime-birdie-rock-climbing-waffle-eating-grilled-cheese bliss! and hey, that banner is looking mighty fabulous......most masterpieces take time to complete......xoxo

tulpen said...

Grilled cheese is my most favorite

As is living on the coast. Even the smell of low tide (if you know what I mean, you KNOW what I mean) is pleasing to me.

pauline said...

oh Aimee... your GET ME TO THE SEA poster is incredible!! The banner is amazing, your doodles are breathtaking... you ROCK GIRL!! (i just know i'm gonna have to buy me that sea poster soon...) xoxo

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